An Exploratory Analysis of the Prevalence of Quantitative Research Concepts in Journal Articles

Craig Hochbein, Katherine S. Smeaton


The purpose of this study is to explore the prevalence of quantitative research
methodologies in published journal articles to better understand the knowledge and
skills necessary for school leaders to meet the expectations of applying research findings
to practice. It examines research articles published between 2008 and 2013 in
the American Educational Research Journal, the Educational Administration Quarterly,
and the NASSP Bulletin. Empirical articles comprise 91 percent of the 449 identified
research articles, with 58 percent reporting the use of quantitative methodolog.


Research use; School leaders; Quantitative research

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